The first table below looks at the demand for MCDST in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Hertfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 69 62 73
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Contract jobs citing MCDST 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.13% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 0.89% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £135 £125
% change year-on-year
+130.55% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £18.40 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-27.98% +5.14%
Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
146 112 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.58% 17.26% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 57 79
Average daily rate £375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 17
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -49.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £52.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
MCDST
East of England

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCDST across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

MCDST
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCDST across the Hertfordshire region.

MCDST Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

MCDST
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCDST across the Hertfordshire region.

MCDST Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

MCDST
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing MCDST also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCDST.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) OpenView
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee
1 1 (100.00%) OVSD
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing MCDST also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCDST. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) OpenView
1 1 (100.00%) OVSD
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee